Compiled by: Dr. Rahul Shastri
MRP: Rs. 100/-
The book is a collection of extracts from Dr. Ambedkar’s book: Pakistan or the Partition of India,
2 nd edn., as reprinted in “The Selected Works of Dr. BR Ambedkar”.
Babasaheb was well aware of the foundational importance of his book. As he himself said “Every
Indian must read a book on Pakistan, if not this, then some other, if he wants to help his country
to steer a clear path. The reader will find that the book contains an epitome of India’s political
and social history during the last twenty years (before the publishing of the original book by Dr.
Ambedkar), which is necessary for every Indian to know.”
Headings and footnotes have been added to provide context. These and the organisation of the
book is due to the compiler. Apart from such minimal intervention, everything else, including
citations from other writers, comes from the pen of Dr Ambedkar.
Instruments of Nationalism.. 6
Limits to Government Intervention. 9
Politics vs spirituality – an example from history. 10
Moral & social unity – spirituality. 10
Hindu Muslim unity – problem of spiritual roots. 11
How can Sentiment be created?. 12
Indian history & problem of Hindu Muslim unity. 13
National integration or division.
The problem of Muslim attitudes
Communal aggression of Muslims
Tackling Communalism Aggression
Muslim Religious attitude to Indian Nationalism
Islam & Problems of Nationalism
Muslim opposition to Hindu rule, challenge to Hindus. 24
Potential Threats to Indian Nationalism
Pakistan and the communal problem in India
Communal problem will continue even after Pakistan. 28
Pakistan and Indian Muslims